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MoU paves way for Australian firm to supply recycled battery materials to Korea

Envirostream Australia, a 24% owned subsidiary of Lithium Australia, has signed a lithium-ion battery materials offtake deal that includes recycled mixed metal dust (MMD) containing cobalt, nickel and lithium.

 

Veterans working in the lead battery industry reflect on the importance of recycling

As Commonwealth countries across the globe mark Armistice Day and Veterans Day we hear from the armed forces heroes employed in the lead battery industry on the importance of recycling during America Recycles Week (10–16 November).

 

BASF and NGK strengthen sodium-sulfur battery partnership with stationary storage JDA

Japanese ceramics manufacturer NGK Insulators and German BASF New Business (BNB) are expanding their business relationship to develop the next generation of sodium-sulfur batteries.

 

US research project to investigate ways to design the most recyclable lithium-ion battery

Responsible Battery Coalition Steve Christensen

US battery industry organisation Responsible Battery Coalition (RBC) has entered into a joint research project with Argonne National Laboratory to ensure the lithium-ion batteries of tomorrow are designed for maximum recyclability.

 

VC funding into new energy markets rises 54% YOY to top $2 billion

VC funding into new energy markets rises 54% YOY to top $2 billion

Funding into battery storage, smart grid, and energy efficiency companies was up 54% in the first nine months (9M) of the year compared to the same period in 2018, according to Mercom Capital Group.

 

Umicore sign deal to supply 80,000 tonnes of lithium-ion cathode materials to Samsung

Battery materials firm Umicore will begin supplying Samsung SDI with around 80,000 metric tonnes of NMC (Nickel Manganese Cobalt) lithium-ion cathode materials next year after signing a multi-year strategic agreement. 

 

Tes announces plans for 14 tonne per day lithium-ion battery recycling facility in Singapore

Tes announces plans for Singapore14 tonne per day lithium-ion battery recycling facility

A new $20 million facility for recycling lithium-ion batteries is set to be opened in Singapore by global e-waste recycler Tes.

 

FCA to build lithium-ion battery hub in Italy ahead of EV production plans

FCA to build lithium-ion battery plant in Italy ahead of EV production plans

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is set to build a battery hub to assemble lithium-ion electric vehicle battery packs at its Mirafiori, Italy, plant as part of its overall e-mobility strategy. 

 

Tata Power and The Rockefeller Foundation launch new firm to deploy 10,000 microgrids in India

India’s Tata Power and The Rockefeller Foundation have formed a company to deploy 10,000 microgrids through 2026 in a bid to bring clean power to five million homes across India. 

 
 

Power multinational EDF reveals electric mobility ambitions with purchase of Pivot Power

EDF Renewables UK, a subsidiary of the French power firm EDF Group, is vying for top spot in the UK battery industry with the buy out of energy storage and electric vehicle charging firm Pivot Power.

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